Essential Report

Performance of State Premiers

Oct 26, 2021

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the job <NAME> is doing as State Premier?

[Only asked in NSW, VIC, QLD, SA and WA]

TOTAL: Approve 25/10/21 16/11/20 02/11/20 19/10/20
[Prior to Oct’21] Gladys Berejiklian

[Oct’21 onwards] Dominic Perrottet

NSW

47% 75% 68% 67%
Daniel Andrews

VIC

52% 65% 61% 54%
Annastacia Palaszczuk

QLD

66% 65% 65% 62%
Steven Marshall

SA

61% 60% 71% 51%
Mark McGowan

WA

82% 87% 78% 84%
Base (n) 1,781 1,036 1,063 1,082
  • Approval of Dominic Perrottet among those in NSW is at 47%, however as he has just been in the job for a short period of time, there is a large number who are as yet unsure of him (25%). Last October, approval of Gladys Berejiklian was at 67%.
  • Approval of Daniel Andrews among Victorians is at 52%, around the same level as last October (54%) but a drop from the level last November (65%).
  • Approval of Steven Marshall among South Australians remains at 61%, around the same level as last November (60%).
  • Approval of Annastacia Palaszczuk among Queenslanders and Mark McGowan among Western Australians remain at similar levels as last October at 66% and 82% respectively.
 

 

Dominic Perrottet NSW Daniel Andrews

VIC

Annastacia Palaszczuk

QLD

Steven Marshall

SA

Mark McGowan

WA

Strongly approve 9% 20% 26% 15% 46%
Approve 38% 32% 40% 46% 36%
Disapprove 17% 16% 12% 18% 8%
Strongly disapprove 11% 24% 15% 8% 5%
Don’t know 25% 9% 7% 13% 5%
TOTAL: Approve 47% 52% 66% 61% 82%
TOTAL: Disapprove 28% 40% 27% 27% 13%
Base (n) 352 275 217 443 441
  • Nearly half (46%) of Western Australians strongly approve of the job Mark McGowan is doing as State Premier.
  • About a quarter (26%) of Queenslanders strongly approve of the job Annastacia Palaszczuk is doing as State Premier.
  • While 20% of Victorians strongly approve of the job Daniel Andrews is doing as State Premier, about a quarter (24%) strongly disapprove.
  • A quarter (25%) of those in NSW are unsure about the job newly appointed State Premier Dominic Perrottet is doing.

Performance of State Premiers

Oct 20, 2020

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the job <NAME> is doing as State Premier?

[Only asked in NSW, VIC, QLD, SA and WA]

 

 

Gladys Berejiklian

NSW

Daniel Andrews

VIC

Annastacia Palaszczuk

QLD

Steven Marshall

SA

Mark McGowan

WA

Strongly approve 27% 25% 23% 16% 53%
Approve 41% 29% 39% 36% 31%
Disapprove 14% 16% 12% 14% 6%
Strongly disapprove 9% 24% 15% 5% 1%
Don’t know 11% 6% 10% 29% 10%
TOTAL: Approve 67% 54% 62% 51% 84%
TOTAL: Disapprove 22% 40% 28% 20% 7%
Base (n) 352 274 217 82 105
  • Mark McGowan in WA has the highest approval of State premiers, with 84% approving of his leadership, and just 7% disapproval.
  • Victorian Dan Andrews has the lowest approval rating (54% approval, with 40% disapproval). He maintains approval among Labor voters (78% approval), but majority of Coalition voters in Victoria disapprove of his leadership (54%).
  • Gladys Berejiklian has a high approval rating compared to other state premiers (67%). She has a majority approval among Coalition voters (83%), Labor voters (57%) and other parties (60%).
  • 62% of Queenslanders approval of the job Annastacia Palaszczuk is doing ahead of the election later this month. 28% disapprove of the Queensland premier, driven by high disapproval ratings among Coalition voters (37%).

Approval of Joe Hockey

May 26, 2015

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the job Joe Hockey is doing as Treasurer?

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other/ Indep- endent

Nov 2013

Aug 2014

Mar 2015

May 2015 Pre- budget

Total approve

34%

12%

72%

8%

24%

45%

35%

27%

30%

Total disapprove

44%

73%

13%

70%

52%

28%

44%

51%

48%

Strongly approve

8%

4%

18%

1%

4%

13%

11%

6%

6%

Approve

26%

8%

54%

7%

20%

32%

24%

21%

24%

Disapprove

23%

34%

11%

32%

29%

15%

20%

25%

25%

Strongly disapprove

21%

39%

2%

38%

23%

13%

24%

26%

23%

Don’t know

22%

16%

15%

22%

23%

27%

21%

22%

23%

34% approve of the job Joe Hockey is doing as Treasurer and 44% disapprove. 22% could not give an opinion.

This represents an improvement in net rating from -18 to -10 since this question was asked in the week prior to the Federal Budget. By gender – 36% (+2) of men approve and 47% (-4) disapprove; 34% (+8) of women approve and 41% (-2) disapprove.

Approval of Tony Abbott

Apr 14, 2015

 Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Prime Minister?

  Total   Vote Lab Vote Lib/
Nat
Vote Greens Vote Other   Sep 2013 Mar 2014 June 2014 Dec 2014 Jan 2015 Feb 2015 Mar 2015
Total approve 33% 9% 75% 4% 15%   41% 40% 35% 32% 37% 29% 31%
Total dis-
approve
58% 88% 18% 89% 76%   36% 47% 58% 55% 53% 62% 56%
Strongly approve 7% 1% 17% 1% 2% 14% 11% 10% 8% 9% 7% 7%
Approve 26% 8% 58% 3% 13% 27% 29% 25% 24% 28% 22% 24%
Dis-
approve
28% 34% 16% 31% 44% 13% 20% 18% 22% 23% 26% 22%
Strongly dis-
approve
30% 54% 2% 58% 32% 23% 27% 40% 33% 30% 36% 34%
Don’t know 9% 3% 7% 7% 9% 23% 12% 7% 12% 10% 9% 12%

58% of respondents disapprove of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Prime Minister – up 2% since the last time this question was asked in March – and 33% approve of the job Tony Abbott is doing (up 2%). This represents no change in his net rating of -25.

75% (up 3%) of Liberal/National voters approve of Tony Abbott’s performance, with 18% (down 2%) disapproving. 88% of Labor voters and 89% of Greens voters disapprove of Tony Abbott’s performance.

By gender men were 36% approve/57% disapprove and women 30% approve/59% disapprove.

Approval of Bill Shorten

Apr 14, 2015

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the job Bill Shorten is doing as Opposition Leader? 

  Total   Vote Lab Vote Lib/
Nat
Vote Greens Vote Other   Nov 2013 Mar 2014 June 2014 Dec 2014 Jan 2015 Feb 2015 Mar 2015
Total approve 33% 61% 18% 30% 9% 31% 32% 38% 35% 39% 33% 34%
Total dis-
approve
42% 18% 65% 40% 59% 27% 39% 40% 39% 33% 38% 39%
Strongly approve 6% 14% 3% 4% 5% 4% 7% 7% 7% 8% 5%
Approve 27% 47% 15% 26% 9% 26% 28% 31% 28% 32% 25% 29%
Dis-
approve
25% 17% 30% 33% 36% 17% 24% 22% 23% 19% 21% 21%
Strongly dis-
approve
17% 1% 35% 7% 23% 10% 15% 18% 16% 14% 17% 18%
Don’t know 25% 22% 18% 30% 32% 43% 29% 22% 26% 28% 29% 27%

33% (down 1% since March) of respondents approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing as opposition leader and 42% (up 3%) disapprove – for a change in net rating from -5 to -9.

61% (no change) of Labor voters approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing and 18% (no change) disapprove.

35% of men and 30% of women approve of Bill Shorten. 46% of men and 39% of women disapprove.

Approval of Tony Abbott

Oct 22, 2013

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Prime Minister?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

 

Tony Abbott as Opposition Leader
11
Mar
13

11 Jun

13 Aug

26 Aug

2 Sep

Tony Abbott as Prime Minister

24
Sep

Total approve

46%

 

18%

85%

10%

 

37%

40%

37%

37%

40%

41%

Total disapprove

35%

 

65%

4%

75%

 

51%

49%

51%

52%

49%

36%

Strongly approve

16%

1%

38%

1%

7%

10%

9%

10%

13%

14%

Approve

30%

17%

47%

9%

30%

30%

28%

27%

29%

27%

Disapprove

15%

26%

4%

23%

22%

17%

21%

23%

19%

13%

Strongly disapprove

20%

39%

*

52%

29%

32%

30%

29%

30%

23%

Don’t know

19%

18%

10%

16%

12%

11%

11%

10%

10%

23%

46% (up 5%) approve of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Prime Minister and 35% (down 1%) disapprove. This represents an improvement on his first rating as Prime Minister three weeks ago from net +5 to net +11.

By gender – 52% (up 8%) of men approve and 32% (down 2%) disapprove; 39% (up 1%) of women approve and 39% (no change) disapprove.

Approval of Julia Gillard

May 14, 2012

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the job Julia Gillard is doing as Prime Minister?

 

19 Jul 2010

20 Dec 2010

14 Mar

2011

14 June

12 Sept

12 Dec

16 Jan 2012

13 Feb

12 Mar

16 Apr

14 May

Total approve

52%

43%

41%

34%

28%

34%

37%

36%

32%

32%

31%

Total disapprove

30%

40%

46%

54%

64%

54%

52%

53%

61%

58%

60%

Strongly approve

11%

10%

7%

6%

5%

6%

6%

6%

8%

7%

5%

Approve

41%

33%

34%

28%

23%

28%

31%

30%

24%

25%

26%

Disapprove

17%

24%

22%

29%

28%

25%

27%

26%

29%

31%

26%

Strongly disapprove

13%

16%

24%

25%

36%

29%

25%

27%

32%

27%

34%

Don’t know

18%

17%

13%

13%

8%

11%

12%

11%

7%

10%

10%

Julia Gillard’s approval rating has changed little since last month. 31% (down 1%) approve of the job Julia Gillard is doing as Prime Minister and 60% (up 2%) disapprove – a change in net rating from -26 to -29 over the last 4 weeks.

69% of Labor voters approve (up 2%) and 24% disapprove (up 3%).

By gender – men 31% approve/61% disapprove, women 30% approve/58% disapprove.

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Approval of Tony Abbott

May 14, 2012

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Opposition Leader?

 

18 Jan

2010

5 Jul

2010

20 Dec 2010

14 Mar

2011

14 June

12 Sept

12 Dec

16 Jan 2012

13 Feb

12 Mar

16 Apr

14 May

Total approve

37%

37%

39%

38%

38%

39%

32%

35%

35%

36%

38%

36%

Total disapprove

37%

47%

39%

47%

48%

50%

53%

51%

53%

52%

50%

53%

Strongly approve

5%

8%

9%

7%

6%

8%

6%

7%

6%

7%

7%

7%

Approve

32%

29%

30%

31%

32%

31%

26%

28%

29%

29%

31%

29%

Disapprove

20%

23%

21%

24%

25%

23%

25%

25%

23%

23%

23%

24%

Strongly disapprove

17%

24%

18%

23%

23%

27%

28%

26%

30%

29%

27%

29%

Don’t know

26%

16%

22%

16%

15%

11%

14%

13%

12%

12%

13%

11%

Tony Abbott’s approval rating has declined a little over the last month. 36% (down 2%) approve of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Opposition Leader and 53% (up 3%) disapprove – a change in net rating from -12 to -17 over the last 4 weeks.

71% (down 1%) of Coalition voters approve and 19% (up 2%) disapprove.

By gender – men 38% approve/53% disapprove, women 33% approve/53% disapprove.

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